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    New Orleans Pelicans unveil new mascot; scare children and adults

    Anyone who knows me understands that I have a bizarre infatuation with mascots. I'm not sure why, I just do. When the NBA's New Orleans Hornets changed their name to "Pelicans" I eagerly anticipated the birth of a new mascot. Well, the Pelicans unveiled Pierre the Pelican Wednesday night - and it scared the heck out of me.

  • The Worst Uniforms in NBA History. Period.

    The start of the NBA season is upon us, and as in years past, the start of the season coincides with the Halloween season. In light of this once a year tradition and the start of a fresh NBA season, I thought it pertinent to point out some of the worst costumes…er…uh uniforms in NBA history. There are many lists out there relative to the topic, but this is the only list that should be considered ‘official’.

  • What Vikings fans are saying after the loss

    The Green Bay Packers improved to 5-2 on the season after a convincing 44-31 win over the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night. Below are some comments pulled from the Star Tribune. As always, the comments have not been edited in any way.

  • Notes from Mike McCarthy's Wednesday press conference

    The Green Bay Packers returned to the practice field Wednesday in preparation for their Sunday night matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Unless something very strange happens, Sunday will mark the final time the Packers will play in the Metrodome. The Vikings will play home games outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium the next two seasons while their eventual new home is built.

  • What Browns fans are saying after the loss

    Aaron Rodgers threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Eddie Lacy ran for 82 yards and another score, and the shorthanded Green Bay Packers beat up the Cleveland Browns, 31-13 Sunday afternoon.

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    Packers can't wear alternate (throwback) helmets, but Oregon can

    When the Green Bay Packers take the field Sunday afternoon against the Cleveland Browns, they will be honoring the 1929 season by wearing throwback uniforms. In the past, when the Packers have donned the throwbacks - complete with navy blue jersey and bile colored pants - they have worn a brown helmet. Due to a new rule put in place by the NFL, the Packers will not be allowed to wear said brown helmet on Sunday. Instead, the Packers will be wearing their current, gold colored helmet, void of logo and striping.

  • Notes from Mike McCarthy's Wednesday press conference

    The Green Bay Packers practiced for the first time this week Wednesday morning. The short-handed Packers (3-2) will host the Cleveland Browns (3-3) Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field. As always, Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy addressed the media following practice. Below are some top-line notes from his session.

  • NFL to explore more Thursday night games

    You like your Thursday Night Football? According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL is considering adding more Thursday night games to its current slate. Currently, 13 games are televised per season. We could be looking at Thursday night doubleheaders, with games being televised on networks other than the NFL network.

  • What Ravens fans are saying after the loss

    The Green Bay Packers picked up a gritty, 19-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens Sunday afternoon. For the Packers (3-2), it was their first road win of the season. For the Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh, it was the first time he has lost a game at home to an NFC team. Several storylines emerged from this game, but I'm certain Ravens fans are slamming their collective heads against the wall today and feel "their" team let one get away.

  • Badgers to face LSU at Lambeau

    Well, it's official! The Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Athletic Department announced Friday that the UW football team will open the 2016 season on September 3 at Lambeau Field against LSU.

  • What Lions fans are saying after the loss

    For the 23rd straight time on Wisconsin soil, the Packers defeated the Detroit Lions. Aaron Rodgers threw for 274 and a touchdown, Eddie Lacy rushed for 99 yards, and Mason Crosby connected on a franchise record tying 5 field goals in the 22-9 win. Below are a series of comments pulled from the Detroit Free Press following the game. As always, the comments are unedited.

  • Packers vs. Lions: Three things I'll be watching for

    It's a gorgeous fall morning in Green Bay and amid some clouds, the sun is currently shining brilliantly inside the bowl of Lambeau Field. The 1-2 Packers are hoping to shine against a 3-1 Lions team that currently leads the NFC North division. For the Packers, Sunday will be their first opportunity against a division opponent. You know the mantra: to win the division, one must win within the division. Below are three things I'll be watching for in Sunday's matchup.

  • Notes from Mike McCarthy's Wednesday press conference

    After taking Tuesday off, the Green Bay Packers hit the practice field Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's matchup against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. The Lions lead the NFC North division with a 3-1 record, but have lost 22 straight meetings in the state of Wisconsin (19 straight at Lambeau). Following Wednesday's practice, Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy addressed the media. Below are some top-line notes:

  • What Bears fans are saying about the loss to the Lions

    Usually my first blog of the week during football season has to do with what fans of "x" team are saying after a game against the Packers. With the Packers on bye in week 4, I had no choice but to slightly alter my post. I shifted focus to what Bears fans are saying after their loss to the Lions. Below are a series of comments from the Chicago Tribune following the Bears 40-32 loss. As always, comments are unedited.

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    Committed to change, Bucks unveil new court design

    One thing has become crystal clear with the Milwaukee Bucks organization this off-season: They are committed to change. From the paint on the walls at their training facility, to the name of their dance team, the organization is committed to moving out of the decade-long rut the franchise has been stuck in since their last meaningful playoff run.

  • What Bengals fans are saying after the win

    Blog posts such as this are far more entertaining following a Packers win. Nonetheless, I was curious to read what Bengals fans had to say following a bizarre 34-30 win over the Packers Sunday afternoon. The following is a series of unedited posts from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

  • Notes from Mike McCarthy's Thursday press conference

    The Packers continued preparation for their Sunday afternoon road test the Bengals. The Packers have never played in Cincinnati during Mike McCarthy's tenure as Head Coach. Coach Mike McCarthy addressed the media following Thursday's practice - below are some top-line notes.

  • Former Badgers center, Frederick, to endorse butt-wipes

    "Every great play starts with a clean snap!" That is the slogan for One Wipe Charlies - a new brand of butt-wipes sure to take America by storm. One Wipe Charlies is a brand stem of Dollar Shave Club, and CEO Mike Durbin is hoping a smart, tongue-in-cheek ad campaign involving NFL centers will help launch the brand into a new stratosphere.

  • Seinfeld to join Keith Hernandez in Mets broadcast booth. Keith Hernandez!?

    Those who listen to the show(s) know that I'm a Seinfeld nut. I don't know what it is about that show, but it never gets old to me. Thank goodness for syndication.

  • What Redskins fans are saying after the loss

    The Green Bay Packers improved to 1-1 following a 38-20 win over the Washington Redskins Sunday at Lambeau Field. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers equaled Matt Flynn's franchise record, passing for 480 yards and four touchdowns. The Packers led 31-0 in the third quarter before the Redskins responded.

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